Webber tops Barca times

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Updated: February 28, 2013

Mark Webber signaled his intentions ahead of the new season by topping the times on the opening day of the final preseason testing session before the opening race of the season in Melbourne.

Testing this season has delivered nine different drivers topping the times at various stages and today was the turn of Webber.

Webber’s best time of one minute 22.693 was set on the soft tyres, with 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton second quickest for Mercedes in 1:24.348,  a gap of 1.655 seconds, on medium tyres.

Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne was third quickest, although the times mean little given that teams are trying out different settings with various fuel loads, for Toro Rosso while Valtteri Bottas was fourth for Williams.